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General Policies

General Policies

200.0 - Legal Status of the Board of Directors


200.1 - Organization of the Board of Directors

  200.1R1 - Organizational Meeting Procedures


200.2 - Powers of the Board of Directors


200.3 - Responsibilities of the Board of Directors


201 - Board of Directors Elections


202 - Board of Directors Members 

  202.1 - Qualifications

  202.2 - Oath of Office

  202.3 - Term of Office

  202.4 - Vacancies

  202.5 - Student School Board Representatives


203 - Board of Director's Conflict of Interest


204 - Code of Ethics


205 - Board Member Liability


206 - Board of Directors' Officers

  206.1 - President

  206.2 - Vice-President

  206.3 - Secretary-Treasurer


207 - Board of Directors' Legal Counsel


208 - Ad Hoc Committees

  208.E1 - Ad Hoc Committees Exhibit


209 - Board of Directors' Management Procedures

  209.1 - Development of Policy

  209.2 - Adoption of Policy

  209.3 - Dissemination of Policy

  209.4 - Suspension of Policy

  209.5 - Administration in the Absence of Policy

  209.6 - Review and Revision of Policy

  209.7 - Review of Administrative Regulations


210 - Board of Directors' Meetings

  210.1 - Annual Meeting

  210.2 - Regular Meetings

  210.3 - Special and Emergency Meetings

  210.4 - Work Sessions

  210.5 - Meeting Notice

  210.6 - Quorum

  210.7 - Rules of Order

  210.7R1 - Rules of Order Regulations

  210.8 - Board Meeting Agenda

  210.9 - Consent Agenda

  210.10 - Order of the Regular Board of Directors' Meeting


211 - Open Meetings


212 - Closed Sessions


213 - Public Participation in Board Meetings

  213.1 - Public Complaints


214 - Public Hearings


215 - Board of Directors' Records

  215.1E1 - Board Meeting Minutes


216 - Board of Directors' Member Services

  216.1 - Association Membership

  216.2 - Board of Directors' Member Development and Training

  216.3 - Board of Directors' Member Compensation and Expenses


217 - Gifts to Board of Directors

400.0 - Role of and Guiding Principles for Employees


401 - Employees and Internal Relations

  401.1 - Equal Employment Opportunity

  401.2 - Employee Conflict of Interest

  401.3 - Nepotism

  401.4 - Employee Complaints

  401.5 - Employee Records

  401.5R1 - Employee Records Regulation  

  401.6 - Limitations to Employment References

  401.7 - Employee Travel Compensation

  401.8 - Recognition for Service of Employees

  401.9 - Employee Political Activity

  401.10 - Credit Cards

  401.11 - Employee Orientation

  401.12 - Employee Use of Cell Phones

  401.12R1 - Employee Use of Cell Phones Regulation

  401.13 - Staff Technology Use/Social Networking

  401.13R1 - Staff Technology Use/Social Networking Regulation


402 - Employees and Outside Relations

  402.1 - Release of Credit Information

  402.2 - Child Abuse Reporting

  402.3 - Abuse of Students by School District Employees

  402.4 - Gifts to Employees

  402.6 - Employee Outside Employment 


403 - Employees' Health and Well-Being

  403.1 - Employee Physical Examinations

  403.2 - Employee Injury on the Job

  403.3 - Communicable Diseases - Employees

  403.3R1 - Universal Precautions Regulation

  403.4 - Hazardous Chemical Disclosure

  403.5 - Substance-Free Workplace

  403.5E1 - Substance-Free Workplace Notice to Employees

  403.5R1 - Substance-Free Workplace Regulation

  403.6 - Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

  403.6E1 - Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Notice to Employees

  403.6E2 - Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Acknowledgement Form

  

404 - Employee Conduct and Appearance

  404.R1 - Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Regulation

  404.R2 - Employee Code of Rights and Responsibilities Regulation


405 - Licensed Employees - General

  405.1 - Licensed Employee Defined

  405.2 - Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection

  405.3 - Licensed Employee Individual Contracts

  405.4 - Licensed Employee Continuing Contracts

  405.5 - Licensed Employee Work Day

  405.6 - Licensed Employee Assignment

  405.7 - Licensed Employee Transfers

  405.8 - Licensed Employee Evaluation

  405.9 - Licensed Employee Probationary Status


406 - Licensed Employee Compensation and Benefits  

  406.1 - Licensed Employee Compensation

  406.2 - Licensed Employee Compensation Advancement

  406.3 - Licensed Employee Continued Education Credit

  406.4 - Licensed Employee Compensation for Extra Duty

  406.5 - Licensed Employee Group Insurance Benefits

  406.6 - Licensed Employee Tax Shelter Programs


407 - Licensed Employee Termination of Employment

  407.1 - Licensed Employee Resignation

  407.2 - Licensed Employee Contract Release

  407.3 - Licensed Employee Retirement

  407.4 - Licensed Employee Suspension

  407.5 - Licensed Employee Reduction in Force

  407.6 - Licensed Employee Early Retirement

  407.6E1 - Licensed Employee Early Retirement Acknowledgement of Receipt

  407.6E2 - Licensed Employee Early Retirement Insurance Options

  407.6E3 - Licensed Employee Early Retirement Application


408 - Licensed Employee Professional Growth

  408.1 - Licensed Employee Professional Development

  408.2 - Licensed Employee Publication or Creation of Materials

  408.3 - Licensed Employee Tutoring


409 - Licensed Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence

  409.1 - Licensed Employee Vacation - Holidays - Personal Leave

  409.2 - Licensed Employee Personal Illness Leave

  409.3 - Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave

  409.3E1 - Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave Request Form

  409.4 - Licensed Employee Bereavement Leave

  409.5 - Licensed Employee Political Leave

  409.6 - Licensed Employee Jury Duty Leave

  409.7 - Licensed Employee Military Service Leave

  409.8 - Licensed Employee Unpaid Leave


410 - Other Licensed Employee

  410.1 - Substitute Teachers

  410.2 - Summer School Licensed Employees

  410.4 - Educational Associate


411 - Classified Employees - General

  411.1 - Classified Employee Defined

  411.2 - Classified Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection

  411.3 - Classified Employee Contracts

  411.4 - Classified Employee Licensing/Certification

  411.5 - Classified Employee Assignment

  411.6 - Classified Employee Transfers

  411.7 - Classified Employee Evaluation

  411.8 - Classified Employee Probationary Status


412 - Classified Employee Compensation and Benefits

  412.1 - Classified Employee Compensation

  412.2 - Classified Employee Wage and Overtime Compensation

  412.3 - Classified Employee Group Insurance Benefits

  412.4 - Classified Employee Tax Shelter Programs


413 - Classified Employee Termination of Employment

  413.1 - Classified Employee Resignation

  413.2 - Classified Employee Retirement

  413.3 - Classified Employee Suspension

  413.4 - Classified Employee Dismissal

  413.5 - Classified Employee Reduction in Force


414 - Classified Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence

  414.1 - Classified Employees Vacations/Holiday/Other Leave

  414.2 - Classified Employee Personal Illness Leave

  414.3 - Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave

  414.3E1 - Classified Employee FMLA Notice to Employees

  414.4 - Classified Employee Bereavement Leave

  414.5 - Classified Employee Political Leave

  414.6 - Classified Employee Jury Leave

  414.7 - Classified Employee Military Service Leave

  414.8 - Classified Employee Unpaid Leave

  414.9 - Classified Employee Professional Purposes Leave

500 - Students


501 - Student Attendance

  501.1 - Resident Students

  501.2 - Nonresident Students

  501.3 - Compulsory Attendance

  501.4 - Entrance - Admissions

  501.5 - Attendance Center Assignment

  501.6 - Student Transfers In

  501.7 - Student Transfers Out or Withdrawals

  501.8 - Student Attendance Records

  501.9 - Student Absences - Excused

  501.10 - Truancy - Unexcused Absences

  501.10R1 - Truancy - Unexcused Absences Regulation

  501.11 - Student Release During School Hours

  501.12 - Pregnant Students

  501.13 - Students of Legal Age

  501.14 - Open Enrollment Transfers - Procedures as a Sending District

  501.15 - Open Enrollment Transfers - Procedures as a Receiving District

  501.16 - Homeless Children and Youth


502 - Students Rights and Responsibilities

  502.1 - Student Appearance

  502.2 - Care of School Property/Vandalism

  502.3 - Student Expression

  502.4 - Student Complaints and Grievances

  502.5 - Student Lockers

  502.6 - Weapons

  502.7 - Smoking - Drinking - Drugs

  502.8 - Search and Seizure

  502.8R1 - Search and Seizure Regulation

  502.9 - Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies

  502.10 - Use of Motor Vehicles


503 - Student Discipline

  503.1 - Student Conduct

  503.1R1 - Student Suspension

  503.2 - Expulsion

  503.3 - Fines - Fees - Charges

  503.3E1 - Standard Fee Waiver Application

  503.3R1 - Student Fee Waiver and Reduction Procedures

  503.4 - Good Conduct Rule

  503.5 - Corporal Punishment


504 - Student Activities

  504.1 - Student Government

  504.2 - Student Organizations

  504.3 - Student Publications

  504.3R1 - Student Publications Code

  504.4 - Student Performances

  504.5 - Student Fund Raising

  504.6 - Student Activity Program


505 - Student Scholastic Achievement

  505.1 - Student Progress Reports and Conferences

  505.2 - Student Promotion - Retention - Acceleration

  505.3 - Student Honors and Awards

  505.4 - Testing Program

  505.5 - Graduation Requirements

  505.6 - Early Graduation

  505.7 - Commencement

  505.8 - Parent and Family Engagement

  505.8R1 - Parent and Family Engagement Building-Level Regulation


506 - Education Records

  506.1 - Education Records Access

  506.1E1 - Request of Nonparent for Examination or Copies of Educational Records

  506.1E2 - Authorization for Release of Education Records

  506.1E3 - Request for Hearing on Correction of Education Records

  506.1E4 - Request for Examination of Education Records

  506.1E5 - Notification of Transfer of Education Records

  506.1E6 - Letter to Parent Regarding Receipt of a Subpoena

  506.1E7 - Juvenile Justice Agency Information Sharing Agreement

  506.1E8 - Annual Notice

  506.1R1 - Use of Education Records Regulation

  506.2 - Student Directory Information

  506.2E1 - Authorization for Releasing Student Directory Info

  506.2R1 - Use of Directory Information

  506.3 - Student Photographs

  506.4 - Student Library Circulation Records


507 - Student Health and Well-Being

  507.1 - Student Health and Immunization Certificates

  507.2 - Administration of Medication to Students

  507.2E1 - Authorization Asthma or Other Airway Constricting Disease Medication or Epinephrine Auto-injector Self-Administration Consent Form

  507.2E2 - Parental Authorization and Release Form for the Administration of Prescription Medication to Students

  507.3 - Communicable Diseases - Students

  507.4 - Student Illness or Injury at School

  507.5 - Emergency Plans and Drills

  507.6 - Student Insurance

  507.7 - Custody and Parental Rights

  507.8 - Student Special Health Services

  507.8R1 - Special Health Services Regulation

  507.9 - Wellness

  507.9R1 - Wellness Regulation


508 - Miscellaneous Student-Related Matters

  508.1 - Class or Student Group Gifts

  508.2 - Open Night

600 - Goals and Objectives of the Education Program


601 - General Organization 

  601.1 - School Calendar

  601.2 - School Day


602 - Curriculum Development

  602.1 - Curriculum Development

  602.2 - Curriculum Implementation

  602.3 - Curriculum Evaluation

  602.4 - Pilot - Experimental - Innovative Projects


603 - Instructional Curriculum

  603.1 - Basic Instruction Program

  603.2 - Summer School Instruction

  603.3 - Special Education

  603.4 - Multicultural/Gender Fair Education

  603.5 - Health Education

  603.5E1 - Human Growth and Development Student Excuse Form

  603.6 - Physical Education

  603.7 - Career Education

  603.8 - Teaching About Religion

  603.8R1 - Teaching About Religion Regulation - Religious Holidays

  603.9 - Academic Freedom

  603.9R1 - Teaching Controversial Issues

  603.10 - Global Education

  603.11 - Citizenship


604 - Alternative Programs

  604.1 - Private Instruction

  604.2 - Individualized Instruction

  604.3 - Program for Talented and Gifted Students

  604.4 - Program for At-Risk Students

  604.5 - Religious-Based Exclusion from a School Program

  604.6 - Instruction at a Post-Secondary Educational Institution

  604.7 - Dual Enrollment

  604.8 - Foreign Students

  604.9 - Home School Assistance Program

  604.10 - Virtual/On-line Courses


605 - Instructional Materials

  605.1 - Instructional Materials Selection

  605.1R1 - Selection of Instructional Materials

  605.2 - Instructional Materials Inspection

  605.3 - Objection to Instructional Materials

  605.3E1 - Instructions to the Reconsideration Committee

  605.3E2 - Reconsideration of Instructional Materials

  605.3E3 - Sample Letter to Individual Challenging Instructional Materials

  605.3R1 - Reconsideration of Instructional Materials Regulation

  605.4 - Technology and Instructional Materials

  605.5 - School Library

  605.6 - Internet - Appropriate Use

  605.6E1 - Internet Access Permission Letter to Parents

  605.6E2 - Internet Appropriate Use Violation Notice

  605.6R1 - Internet Appropriate Use Regulation

  605.7 - Use of Information Resources

  605.7R1 - Use of Information Resources Regulation


606 - Instructional Arrangements

  606.1 - Class Size - Class Grouping

  606.2 - School Ceremonies and Observances

  606.3 - Animals in the Classroom

  606.4 - Student Production of Materials and Services

  606.5 - Student Field Trips and Excursions

  606.6 - Insufficient Classroom Space


607 - Instructional Services

  607.1 - Student Guidance and Counseling Program

  607.2 - Student Health Services

  607.2R1 - Student Health Services Regulation

700 - Statement of Guiding Principles For Auxillary Services

701.1 - Depository of Funds

701.2 - Transfer of Funds

701.3 - Financial Records

701.4 - Governmental Accounting Practices and Regulations

702 - Cash in School Buildings

703.1 - Planning the Budget

703.2 - Spending Plan

704.1 - Local, State, Federal, Miscellaneous Revenue

704.2 - Debt Management Policy

704.2R1 - Post-Issuance Compliance Regulation for Tax-Exempt Obligations

704.3 - Investments

704.4 - Gifts, Grants, and Bequests

704.5 - Student Activities Fund

705.1 - Purchasing Procedures

705.1R - Targeted Small Business Procurement Goals

705.2 - Purchasing on Behalf of Employees

705.3 - Payment for Goods and Services

705.4 - Purchase Orders

705.5 - Receiving Supplies and Equipment

705.6 - Unpaid Warrants

705.7 - Special Assessments

706.1 - Payroll Periods

706.2 - Payroll Deductions

706.3 - Pay Deductions

706.3R1 - Pay Deduction Regulation

707.1 - Secretary's Reports

707.2 - Treasurer's Annual Report

707.3 - Publication of Financial Reports

707.4 - Audits

707.5 - Internal Controls

707.5R1 - Internal Controls Procedures

707.6 - Audit Committee

708 - Care, Maintenance and Disposal of School District Records

709 - Insurance Program

710.1 - School Food Program

710.2 - Eligibility For Free Or Reduced Priced Meals

710.3 - Vending Machines

710.4 - Meal Charges

711.1 - Student School Transportation Eligibility

711.2 - Students Conduct on School Transportation

711.2F1 - Student Transportation Information Form

711.2F2 - Parent Transportation Letter Form

711.2R1 - Student Conduct on School Transporation Regulations

711.2R2 - Use of Recording Devices on School Buses Regulation

711.3 - Student Transportation for ExtraCurricular Activities

711.4 - Summer School Program Transportation Service

711.5 - Transportation of Non-Resident and Non-Public School Students

711.6 - Transportation of Non-School Groups

711.7 - School Bus Safety Instruction

711.8 - Transportation in Inclement Weather

711.8R1 - District Inclement Weather Response Procedures

711.9 - District Vehicle Idling

711.10 - School Vehicle Replacement

711.11 - Transportation Insurance Program

711.12 - Personal Use of District Vehicles

800.0 - Statement of Guiding Principles for Business Procedures

801.1 - Planning the Budget

801.2 - Preparation of the Budget Document

801.3 - Requirement of the Budget Document

801.4 - Publication of the Budget

801.5 - Public Review of the Budget

801.6 - Budget Adoption by the Board

801.7 - Budget as a Spending Plan

802.1 - Local, State, and Federal Revenue

802.2 - Educational Material Fees

802.3 - Sale of Bonds

802.4 - Investments

802.5 - Gifts, Grants, and Bequests

802.6 - Transfer of Funds

802.7R1 - Post-Issuance Compliance Regulation For Tax-Exempt Obligations

803.1 - Purchasing Policy

803.2 - Purchase Orders

803.3 - Purchasing Procedures

803.3F - Targeted Small Business Procurement Goals

803.4 - Receiving Supplies and Equipment

803.5 - Approval of Payment for Goods and Services

803.6 - Unpaid Warrants

803.7 - Payroll Periods

803.8 - Payroll Deductions

803.10 - Special Assessments

803.11 - Purchasing on Behalf of Employees

803.12F - Credit Card Check Out Form

803.13 - Bids & Awards for Construction Contracts

804.1 - Board Secretary's/Treasurer's Monthly Report

804.2 - Audits

804.3 - Depository of Funds

804.4 - Treasurer’s Annual Report

804.5 - Publication of Financial Reports

805.1 - Board of Directors' Records

805.2 - Personnel Records

805.3 - Capitalization of District Facilities and Equipment

805.4 - Funds and Accounts

805.5 - Internal Controls

805.5R1 - Internal Controls Procedures

805.6 - Cash in School Buildings

805.7 - Student Activities Fund

806.1 - Insurance Program

806.2 - Periodic Review of Insurance Program

806.3 - Bonds for Officers and Employees

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